Adam Alqali

A development journalist and founder/editor of the African Newspage (www.africannewspage.net) – a digital newspaper which exclusively reports social and development issues in Nigeria and across Africa. African Newspage’s reporting cut across a diverse range of development issues (health, education, governance and access to justice) and in less than 6 months of its existence, the publication has been able to carve a niche for itself as a pioneer web-based newspaper offering in-depth and analytical coverage of a wide range of development issues.


In May 2016, he was a grantee of the Access Nigeria Research Reporting Fund of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) London and investigated acts of diversion and corruption in the distribution of relief materials by relief agencies in north-eastern Nigeria. He was also a 2015 co-grantee of the Nigeria Investigative Reporting Project (NIRP) funded by the Ford Foundation for the Oga Lecturer project (www.ogalecturer.com); an investigative journalism initiative aimed at exposing sexual harassment by lecturers in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Prior to founding African Newspage, he worked as a freelance journalist for over 5 years across print, online and radio genres of journalism reporting for newspapers, magazines and online newspapers. Thus, he reported for leading Nigerian news organizations including the Blueprint newspaper and international news outlets like the Johannesburg-based fact-checking website africacheck.org.